Briefings

B&C-logoLatest UNISON Scotland Briefings from the Bargaining and Campaigns Team. UNISON Scotland Briefings include Bargaining and Policy Briefings for branches on a wide range of policy and employment issues, e-briefings and Legal Updates and briefings for MSPs and MPs and others to represent UNISON policy where decisions are being made.

The homes we need

Open the door – the homes we need

Housing staff on the homes we have and the homes we need Scotland has a housing crisis. We have a crisis with the availability, the cost and the quality of ... Read More
Voices from the sharp end

Voices from the sharp end – Health and social care integration

The Public Bodies (Joint Working) Act and associated regulations set out the Scottish Government’s plans for health and care integration in Scotland. While there are two broad models in the ... Read More
Austerity economics don't add up

Austerity economics don’t add up

A UNISON Scotland report on public services and the economy UNISON Scotland launches this report as the process gets under way for scrutinising the Scottish Government draft budget for 2015-16 ... Read More
Cleaners speak out

Dishing the dirt – Cleaners in Scotland’s public services speak out

Long before most of us get to work – or after most of us have left our job a vital yet poorly paid and often overlooked section of the workforce ... Read More
Briefing 56: Bargaining - Extending the Scottish Living Wage through Procurement

Briefing 56: Bargaining – Extending the Scottish Living Wage through Procurement

The Scottish Living Wage is now paid to almost all public sector workers in Scotland. However, that still leaves many thousands of workers in the community and private sectors, who ... Read More
Briefing 55: Bargaining - Health and social care integration regulations - Set 2

Briefing 55: Bargaining – Health and social care integration regulations – Set 2

KEY POINTS: These regulations (set 2) implement the Scottish Government’s plans for health and social care integration They prescribe which groups have to be consulted when preparing or revising Integration ... Read More
The cuts don't work

The cuts don’t work

The impact of ‘austerity’ cuts on Scotland’s public services Lilian Macer, UNISON’s Scottish Convener : “It’s impossible to take this level of funding and staffing out of public services without ... Read More
Briefing 53: Bargaining - Health and social care integration regulations - Set 1

Briefing 53: Bargaining – Health and social care integration regulations – Set 1

KEY POINTS: These regulations implement the Scottish Government’s plans for health and social care integration They prescribe what information must be in an integration scheme. The functions that must be ... Read More
Making Homes for a Fairer Scotland

Making Homes for a Fairer Scotland

Housing is a key policy are for any country that aims to reduce poverty and inequality, and their long-term effects on health and wellbeing. Improving our housing requires investment from ... Read More

Archive briefings on old website